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Mariah Carey Releases A Message To Her Fans Blasting ‘#TheFoilers’ For Her New Year’s Eve Wreck

It seems like everyone’s over Mariah Carey’s nightmare of a New Year’s Eve aside from Mimi herself. Mariah’s camp has been in damage control mode over the December 31st performance, insisting that the megastar was set up and that she and her Lambily were led to the slaughter of live broadcast sabotage. (Dick Clark Productions has been vehement in their denials over the sabotage claim.) The latest bit of PR? A message from the Elusive Chanteuse herself.

Mariah shared a brief audio message that laid the blame at the feet of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and was presumably recorded while wearing a corset and stretched across furniture worth more than your life. According to the E!-friendly diva, producers tried to “capitalize” on the rapidly unraveling performance.

“I haven’t really addressed the situation that happened on New Year’s Eve, and in time I will. But for now, I want everyone to know that I came to New Year’s Eve in New York in great spirits and was looking forward to a celebratory moment with the world,” shared Carey. “It’s a shame that we were put into the hands of a production team with technical issues who chose to capitalize on circumstances beyond our control.”

If you ask Mariah, singing at the event is setting up a recording artist to fail. Or at least be greatly inconvenienced and vulnerable to all sorts of problems.

“It’s not practical for a singer to sing live and be able to hear themselves properly in the middle of Times Square with all the noise, the freezing cold, the smoke from the smoke machines, and thousands of people celebrating, especially when their ear monitors are not working at all,” said the “It’s Like That” singer.

Mariah also doubled down on her stance that she was “foiled” by the special’s producers. Details are sparse, but she does promise to fill in the blanks in the near future.

“Listen guys, they foiled me, thus it turned into an opportunity to humiliate me and all those who were excited to ring in the New Year with me,” spoke the diva. “Eventually, I will explain this in greater detail than I can give here. I cannot deny that my feelings are hurt.”

If this all builds to a new E! series where Mariah’s “Heartbreaker” video alter-ego is secretly wrecking her life, we will hand Ms. Carey all the Peabody Awards. Granted, we’re not in charge of these things, so no promises.

There’s the prospect that Mariah will be proven right and that #thefoilers pulled off a confusingly elaborate way to humiliate the singer, but it might also be all-star level ass covering. Honestly, this might have all blown over after a couple days if Mariah’s camp ignored it and played the “production problems” card exclusively. In another era, this sorta thing would be devastating (or at least more damaging) to an artist’s career. In 2017, it’s simply part of the perils of being a pop icon and audiences generally let that slide after the first round of sassy tweets.

(Via Vulture)

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